Category Archives: Gardens

Cooking for the Holidays!

December 23rd, 2011

On Monday, December 12th, the youth from Hayward Recreation Center in San Francisco, joined CommunityGrows to bake Ginger Snaps for the holidays! It was a great afternoon with about ten youth getting a chance to prepare the ingredients, shape the dough and drop rounds on to baking sheets. While the cookies baked in the oven … Continue reading Cooking for the Holidays!

Tags: Cooking Class, Featured, Hayward Recreation Center, Update

CommunityGrows Garden Party Fund-A-Need

November 2nd, 2011

On Saturday, October 15th we had a great Garden Party in Koshland Garden to raise money for our BEETS Program (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Gabe Dominguez band (Shake Your Peace!) performed as well as Diana Gameros, a favorite San Francisco singer/songwriter. Diana mostly performs traditional Latin music but in her own modern, … Continue reading CommunityGrows Garden Party Fund-A-Need

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Fundraiser, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

Koshland Park and Garden Workday-November 12, 2011

November 2nd, 2011

We will have a workday in Koshland Park and Garden on Saturday, November 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM. It will be a great day for weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, picking up trash, and making the park and garden shine. Please were layered, comfortable workclothes and closed-toed shoes. Bring your own water; juice and … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workday-November 12, 2011

Tags: Fundraiser, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park

Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 Mr. Tamsky’s 5th grade class from John Muir Elementary School did their science lesson in the garden learning about water conservation and seed planting. They talked about ratios of salt water to drinking water, and why clean water is important. They discussed ideas for water conservation and how they can recycle … Continue reading Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

Tags: John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden, Schools, Uncategorized

BEETS Building the Hayward Rec Garden

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began designing a new, more permanent garden at Hayward Recreation Center. They decided how it should look and what measurements were need to put it together. A great sense of pride to design this project on their own.

Tags: BEETS, Hayward Recreation Center

BEETS Tending the Koshland Garden

November 2nd, 2011

The fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) have been busy tending and building new gardens throughout the Western Addition. In Koshland Garden they readied the soil for planting of fava beans, and dug up the summer crop of Jerusalem artichokes.

Tags: BEETS, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

November 2nd, 2011

On September 24th Rosa Parks was a flurry of excitement. It seemed like every student and their parents came out for a great day of activities to support the school. There were games, crafts, items for sale, a raffle, fantastic BBQ and lots of fun for all. The event happened in the Rosa Parks first … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

Tags: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Schools

Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

September 9th, 2011

Please join us for a great day outdoors in the fresh air, getting some exercise and making our home based park and garden shine. We will be weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, and picking up trash. Koshland Park is located on the corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. The garden is down the … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

Tags: Gardens, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Upcoming Events, Workdays

Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

August 8th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4,2011 the BEETS (band of environmentally educated and employable teens) joined the youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center for a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. As the day progressed, fog turned into sunshine as youth wandered through the farm soaking up the fresh air and great outdoors. … Continue reading Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

Tags: BEETS, Booker T. Washington, Farms, Summer Science

BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

August 1st, 2011

On July 21st and July 26th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) built a garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex on Fulton Street. Everyone had a sense of accomplishment as the weeds were uprooted, lumber measured and laid out, and soil and compost mixed in. This native garden will … Continue reading BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

Tags: AAACC, Featured, Gardens